I, Claudius

From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans, Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781907360800

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 598

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The Julio-Claudian family possessed all the brutality and dysfunctionality of the Sopranos, but with fewer (or no) constraints on their power to injure outsiders or each other. From this raw material Robert Graves brilliantly recreates a world of power, intrigue and cruelty, a world permeated through and through with the threat of sudden and violent death. In the process he raises striking, sometimes unanswerable questions: was Tiberius really as depraved as Suetonius suggests? Was Livia the true power behind Augustus' throne? And did she really poison all those people? Did Caligula seriously plan to make his horse a consul? Whether or not we can answer these questions, this was certainly a world in which such things could happen.With an Afterword by Tom Griffith.

I, Claudius

From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781439513125

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 3939

The emperor Claudius tells of his life during the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and Caligula and the events that led to his rise to power in a classic novel reconstructing ancient Rome

A Study Guide for Robert Graves's "I, Claudius"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410349047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

View: 9798

A Study Guide for Robert Graves's "I, Claudius," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

I, Claudius (Study Guide)

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610425731

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 8583

The perfect companion to Robert Graves' "I, Claudius," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Claudius Novels

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin Hardcover

ISBN: 9780141185729

Category: Classical fiction

Page: 725

View: 9228

Claudius the stammerer was known as a buffoon and a fool. but despite his reputation he was destined to become Emperor - and shrewd enough to record some of the most scandalous, debauched times in history. Here, in this magnificent fictionalized autobiography, Claudius chronicles the shocking intrigues, lusts, perversions and bloodshed of the Imperial Roman households, from the great days of Augustus and the cruelty of Tiberius, to the insane excesses of Caligula. As Claudius reveals his innermost thoughts throughout his own surprisingly successful reign and his tempestuous marriage to the depraved Messalina, his voice is humorous, sometimes fearful, always inquisitive, bringing the past to brilliant life in two of the most celebrated and compelling historical novels ever written.

Claudius the God

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795336993

Category: Fiction

Page: 531

View: 5416

In this sequel to I, Claudius, the story of the Roman Emperor—on which the award-winning BBC TV series was based—continues . . . In I, Claudius, Robert Graves began the story of the limping, stammering young man who is suddenly thrust onto the throne after the death of Caligula. In Claudius the God, Graves continues the story, detailing Claudius’s thirteen-year reign and his ultimate downfall. Painting the vivid, tumultuous, and decadent society of ancient Rome with spectacular detail, Robert Graves provides a tale that is instructive, compelling, and difficult to put down for both casual readers and students of Roman history.

Claudius Caesar

Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire

Author: Josiah Osgood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

View: 7546

A study of the reign of Claudius (AD 41-54), exploring what it can tell us about the developing Roman Empire.


Author: Douglas Jackson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552162493

Category: Great Britain

Page: 464

View: 6487

CLAUDIUS - EMPEROR OF ROME, CONQUEROR OF BRITAIN Emperor CLAUDIUS has unleashed the Roman legions against Britain. CARATACUS, war chief of the Britons, must unite the tribes for a desperate last stand. CLAUDIUS desires total conquest. CARATACUS will fight for freedom. An epic battle is coming. Heroes will be made and kings will fall in a struggle that will echo through the annals of history.

Claudius the god and his wife Messalina

the troublesome reign of Tiberius Claudius Caesar, Emperor of the Romans (born 10 B.C., died A.D. 54), as described by himself, also his murder at the hands of the notorious Agrippina (mother of the Emperor Nero) and his subsequent deification, as described by others

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 520

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Author: Barbara Levick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131752909X

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 1969

Claudius became emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and was deified by his successor Nero in AD 54. Opinions of him have varied greatly over succeeding centuries, but he has mostly been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by a speech impediment, who preferred reading to ruling. Barbara Levick's authoritative study reassesses the reign of Claudius, examining his political objectives and activities within the constitutional, political, social and economic development of Rome. Out of Levick's critical scrutiny of the literary, archaeological and epigraphic sources emerges a different Claudius - an intelligent politician, ruthlessly determined to secure his position as ruler. Now updated to take account of recent scholarship, Claudius remains essential reading for students and historians of the early Roman Empire.

Count Belisarius

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: N.A


Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 526

View: 9495

Romerriget - Byzantinske Rige, Byzans, Konstantinopel.

I & Claudius

Travels With My Cat

Author: Clare de Vries

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9781582341057

Category: Travel

Page: 313

View: 2193

A woman and her cat set off on a bold and hilarious adventure across the USA. Clare de Vries dreamed of quitting her job and Thelma and Louise-ing it across the United States. Then one day, she did. Except that Louise was her 19 year old Burmese cat Claudius. An unpredictable road trip, and an unlikely travelogue, I and Claudius takes the reader from celebrity pet hair stylists in New York to brown bears in the Appalachians, from astronauts in Nashville to voodoo snakes in New Orleans to psychic cowboys in Texas. It is a hilarious book about an intrepid young woman in pursuit of a dream, and the quirky love she has for her cat.

Reading Claudius

A Memoir in Two Parts

Author: Caroline Heller

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780385337618

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2142

Caroline Heller's unforgettable book is a memoir told in two parts. In Part I, Heller depicts the lives of her mother, father, uncle, and their close friends, who were all at the center of the Jewish literary and intellectual cafe culture in Prague during the 1930's. Heller recreates the time and place in vivid detail--the expressions and clothing, the dialogue and gestures, thoughts, and emotions; her extensive historical knowledge transformed into a gripping narrative. As Hitler's power continues to grow, the world and culture Heller's family and friends treasured is destroyed forever, and they are all forced to flee the country and continent. Heller's father, however, is captured at the border and imprisoned in Buchenwald for six years: his powerful letters to Heller's mother and uncle form the centerpiece of the book. Part II begins at Caroline's birth, and follows her childhood and coming of age, as she struggles to understand the mysteries of her parents' lives, and her own life's relation to the momentous historical events that shaped her family's story. Poignant and moving, Heller's memoir is a family history that reimagines the possibilities of the genre, a book for anyone who ever longed to know what life was like for our family and loved ones, in a world very different from our own.

Over the Brazier

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781516868643


Page: 32

View: 3759

When these poems, written between the ages of fourteen and twenty, first appeared, I was serving in France and had no leisure for getting the final proofs altogether as I wanted them. The same year, but too late, I decided on several alterations in the text, including the suppression of two small poems inexcusable even as early work. These amendations appear in this new edition, but I have left the bulk of the book as it stood. ROBERT GRAVES.


Author: David Wishart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444732749

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3192

Marcus Corvinus feels his heart sink when he is summoned by Empress Livia. Age has not sweetened her and she's about as trustworthy as a snake with a migraine. But Livia has a way of asking a favour that is impossible to refuse - which is how Marcus finds himself investigating the death of her grandson, Germanicus. And uncovering a multi-stranded web of betrayal and deceit that threatens the imperial succession and even Emperor Tiberius himself.